Hilton Canada

Saint John, N.B. (Hotel employees) and Unifor Lcal 2002

Renewal agreement: Effective April 27, 2015, to Dec. 31, 2017. Signed on April 27, 2015.

Wage adjustments
Effective Jan. 1, 2015: 2.5%
Effective Jan. 1, 2016: 3%
Effective Jan. 1, 2017: 2.5%
Calculated by CLR.  

Shift premium:
25¢ per hour for lead employees. 75¢ per hour for lead hand. 50¢ per hour for floor coordinators.

Paid holidays:
8 days and 2 floating holidays.

Vacations with pay:
2 weeks after 1 year, 3 weeks after 2 years, 4 weeks after 10 years and 5 weeks after 20 years.  

Time and one-half for all hours worked beyond 10 hours per day.

Medical benefits:
Employer pays 50% of premiums for extended health coverage for the employee and his family, including eye care coverage.

Employer pays 50% of premiums.

Sick leave:
Employee accumulates 16 hours of sick leave for the first 520 hours worked and then accumulates 16 hours for the next 520 hours worked to a total of 1,040 hours to a maximum of 100 hours of sick leave.

: Employer pays 50% of premiums.

Life insurance:
Employer pays 50% of premiums.

Bereavement leave:
5 days for the death of employee’s parent, spouse, brother, stepbrother, sister, stepsister, child, father-in-law, mother-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandparent or grandchild. 1 day for death of employee’s uncle, aunt, nephew or niece. Additional 2 days when the ceremony occurs outside the province. 1 unpaid day to attend funeral as pallbearer, flower-bearer or reader.

Seniority – recall rights:
1 year.

Probationary period:
520 hours worked. Can be extended for an additional 80 hours.

Sunset clause 15 months.

Employees with at least 36 months of continuous service are eligible for severance pay to be made following the completion of the 8-month recall period. Severance will be calculated on the basis of 1 week’s pay per year of continuous service to a maximum of 12 weeks.

Safety shoes:
$100 per year for employees in the engineering, housemen, TCC housemen, kitchen, stewarding and bellman departments.

Sample rates of pay (current, after 3% increase):

Banquet wait staff: $11.12 per hour
Banquet floor coordinator: $13.20
Engineer A: $13.58
Engineer B: $16.39
Engineer C: $19.51
Security/maintenance: $15.02
Room service: $11.65
Wait staff/bartender: $11.12
Host/ess: $13.15
Bell desk: $11.65
Guest service agent: $15.08
House attendant: $12.79
Laundry attendant: $12.79
Room attendant: $12.79
General cook: $11.94
Cook block 1: $11.97
Cook block 2: $12.09
Cook block 3: $12.47
3rd commis: $12.7
2nd commis: $13.84
1st commis: $15.25
Demi chef parti: $16.50
Steward: $11.65
House attendant: $12.79

Editor’s notes:
Personal appearance: Employees must adhere to grooming and hygiene standards set out in the employee handbook. Banquet gratuities: 71% to employees and 29% to management. Of the 71% designated to employees, 50% goes to wait staff, 7% goes to TCC house attendants, 7% goes to culinary and 7% to stewarding.

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